While having a family dinner, Kourtney Kardashian brought up a parenting issue she was experiencing.
During the latest episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kourtney told her family over dinner that she no longer has a nanny because her oldest daughter, 6-year-old Penelope, scratched her while having a tantrum.
The mom of three continued to be candid about her struggles parenting Penelope and her other two children who can sometimes be defiant:
“There are sometimes when my kids don’t listen, but I do think kids thrive on having structure.”
The father of her children, Scott Disick, agreed. He explained that he didn’t have consequences for his actions growing up and lacked respect for authority. The father said he never wants his kids to be disrespectful in the way he was.
In one particular incident that was highlighted in the episode, Kourtney’s nanny seemingly quit after Penelope had a major breakdown. Kourtney explained that she tries to parent like her late-father parented them, saying he was both strict but loving about it.
However, while she admitted she isn’t always the best at being strict or punishing her children, she and Scott also don’t believe in corporal punishments like spanking. So when Kourtney’s mother, Kris Jenner’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble, said he would “whoop” Penelope if she ever scratched him, Kourtney and Scott didn’t take those comments very well.
Corey: “If a kid scratched you, can you pop the kid and it’s cool?”
Kourtney: “No, but you could also say something to her in the moment.”
Kris then jumped in saying after raising six children, she never had a complaint about one of her children scratching or attacking an authority figure.
The matriarch of the Kardashian/Jenner crew told Kourtney that she thinks she needed to look at the situation more seriously:
Corey: I’m sorry, but if P scratched me for no reason, I’m whooping her a**. And I’d explain it to y’all later.
Corey: I would whoop her ass if she scratched me.
Scott: You would whoop Penelope’s ass if she scratched you?
Corey: I would give her a spanking for sure.
Scott: My daughter?
Corey: Hell yeah.
Scott: What are you talking about?
Corey: If she scratched me in my face?
Scott: You would whoop my daughter’s a** if she touched you?
Corey: No scratched me.
Scott: You would whoop my daughter’s a** if she scratched you?
Corey: Why not?
Scott: A little 6-year-old girl. What are you talking about?
Corey: That’s the problem.
Scott: Stop it, Corey. You are not going to beat my little daughter…
Corey: Not beat.
Scott: Get out of here.
Then when Kim Kardashian stepped in, in an attempt to defend Corey’s words, Kourtney and Scott then defended themselves and their daughter even more. However, Corey held strong to his conviction, describing his actions as a discipline, while Scott urged him to never talk about a child, any child, like that ever.
At the end of the confrontation, Kourtney vowed to never allow Corey to be alone around her children.
— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) September 23, 2019
Do you think it was right or wrong for Corey to say he would spank Penelope if that’s not how her parents want her disciplined?